UPDATE 5/1/2023 — A federal judge has decided to deny a Rolla man’s bail and keep him in custody until his trial.

Scott Michael Micke Arnold is accused of traveling to several states to engage in sexual acts with minors.

According to court documents, Arnold’s criminal record dates back to 1994, with charges ranging from misdemeanor assault to felony possession of a controlled substance.

Records indicate Arnold has had probation revoked for new arrests and has engaged in criminal activity while on pretrial release.

Federal court documents state “…any condition or combination of conditions of release will not reasonably assure the court that defendant will not engage in criminal activity while released.”

Arnold’s trial date has not yet been set.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Rolla man has been charged following accusations that he traveled to several states to engage in sexual acts with minors.

Scott Michael Micke Arnold was indicted in federal court on March 22 for one count of transportation of minors to engage in any criminal sex act.

Arnold was arrested on March 24 after law enforcement searched his home in Rolla. A gun was found. Arnold is a convicted felon who can not legally own a gun.

The search warrant was issued after law enforcement received reports and statements from victims and witnesses accusing Arnold of sexually assaulting at least six minors. According to the reports, Arnold traveled to Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada and Texas with children as young as 11 to engage in sexual intercourse.

One report tells the story of how a child had to get medical attention in Hawaii after Arnold allegedly “knocked teeth out of the minor victim’s mouth for refusing to engage in sexual intercourse,” according to court documents.

Arnold pleaded not guilty to his charge on March 24. He has a detention hearing scheduled for March 29 in St. Louis.